Chinese officials ‘interfered’ with air pollution data
Oct26

Chinese officials ‘interfered’ with air pollution data

Police have arrested officials in charge of environmental protection in central China after they were accused of tampering with air quality monitoring data, local media said Tuesday. “Staff members interfered with the monitoring station a number of times, blocking the equipment with a cotton thread, which disrupted the collection of data,” the Huashang Bao newspaper said. The “abnormal” readings, collected in...

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Here are 7 ways to protect yourself from air pollution
Sep29

Here are 7 ways to protect yourself from air pollution

World Health organization (WHO) has rightly named air pollution as world’s largest environmental hazard. While the world is planning measures to bring down or rather eradicate in air pollution, you should also prevent ourselves from becoming victims of the same. From making adjustments to focusing on proper diet, here are some tips, following which, you will be able to protect youselves from becoming victims of air pollution: 1....

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WHO: Over 90% of world breathing bad air
Sep27

WHO: Over 90% of world breathing bad air

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said today, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN’s global health body “is enough to make all of us extremely concerned,” Maria Neira, the head of the WHO’s department of public health and environment, told reporters. The...

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Oslo to hit drivers’ wallets to combat air pollution
Sep25

Oslo to hit drivers’ wallets to combat air pollution

Already by this winter, Oslo City Council wants to increase road tolls to 160 kroner (€17.50, $20) on days with heavy air pollution. “We hope it will not be necessary to introduce. But we cannot accept that people in our city should have to remain indoors because of air pollution,” city councillor Lan Marie Berg told NRK. A study shows that increasing the tolls to such a high level will reduce car traffic in Oslo by 27 percent and...

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EPA hands out $4.5 million to build better air pollution sensors
Aug10

EPA hands out $4.5 million to build better air pollution sensors

The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t just want to clamp down on pollution… it wants to develop the technology that helps spot that pollution. It’s handing out a total of $4.5 million in grants to six research teams (including Carnegie Mellon, MIT and the University of Washington) to help develop lower-cost, easier-to-use air pollution sensors. EPA officials hope that this will help neighborhoods track their own air quality and...

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